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Internet Providers in Longview, Washington
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Internet Access in Longview, Washington
Data on BroadbandNow is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage reporting. We leverage direct provider reports and other privatized datasets to validate the data on a census block or lit address level. Plan, pricing, and other data is collected manually by our market research division. To date, we've analyzed and verified 402 broadband deals in the area around Longview since founding in 2014. The speed averages shown here are calculated from 3,063 browser-based speed test recordsover the past 12 months.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Longview's most common wired broadband options.
XFINITY from Comcast is another common Internet choice in Longview. They offer primarily Cable service available to 95 percent of the area. Cascade Networks offers an alternative wireless service worth taking note of for 99 percent of local residents, although it needs roof access or proximity to a Cascade Networks tower or access point.
Every major Internet network type can be found in Longview, including fiber and copper-based cable/DSL. Fiber is available to 92.90 percent of residential addresses. Cable Internet, meanwhile, is available to 94.98 percent of addresses. DSL can be accessed by 94.36 percent of local addresses.
Click around in our custom maps below to see coverage differences in individual parts of Longview at the census block level. In 2021, our coverage data shows that the average census block has 4.78 or more serviceable Internet companies.
Internet Statistics 2021
2.2% of consumers in Longview1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Longview, Washington
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Wave G||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||43.2%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||95.3%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||94.4%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Cascade Networks||100 Mbps||Fiber||1m 21s||61.6%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Longview
Data collected by our researchers shows that many of the popular providers in the area place a limit on data use for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because customers view caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Longview to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Longview||93.4 Mbps||8||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +441 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +55.4 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +67.2 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +76.1 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +68.7 Mbps )||8||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|